This is the official service for booking your driving theory test online. You must pass the theory test before booking your practical driving test.

What you need to know

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What you need to know

  • Debit or credit card required

You’ll need a:

  • valid Great Britain or Northern Ireland provisional driving licence
  • credit or debit card (Delta, MasterCard, Visa or Visa Electron)
  • email address for your booking confirmation to be sent to - if you don’t have an email address you won’t be able to book online

If you took your theory test today but didn’t pass, you’ll have to wait at least 3 clear working days before taking it again.

If you have any problems booking online, contact the Driving Standards Agency (DSA).

DSA enquiries and bookings
Telephone: 0300 200 1122 (English), 0300 200 1133 (Welsh)
Textphone: 0300 200 1166
Email: customercare@pearson.com
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

Data protection

You can read the Data Protection Act 1998 - Fair Processing Notice for DSA before you start your booking.

Other ways to apply

You can book your theory test by phone on 0300 200 1122. If you don’t have an email address, your confirmation will be sent in the post.

To book your theory test by post download the application form and send it with your payment to the address on the form.

You can pay by cheque or postal order, but don’t send cash. Make your cheque or postal order payable to the ‘Driving Standards Agency’.

Get started on the Directgov website